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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

‘Welcome to our valley. We are proud to grow here together’

Urban Crew

Urban Crew is a joint project between MCA and Northwards Housing, helping children become more aware of the positive role they can play both in their school and community.


  • This year we have 10 year 5 children taking part in different activities/workshops. These include: playground duties, litter picking and community visits.  
  • At the end of the year, the children on our Urban Crew will have completed an ASDAN Award, which is part of a GCSE qualification. 

Urban Crew Enterprise Day- March 2023


This years’ Urban Crew Enterprise Day took place on Friday 24th March at MCA.  The event was also supported by volunteer mentors from Manchester Rotary Club and Barclays Bank.

The Urban Crew is a project that is run in conjunction with Manchester City Council Housing and all participating students are working towards an ASDAN Key Steps accreditation by completing various challenges throughout the year.  The Enterprise Day meets a number of challenges from ASDAN module 7 – Enterprise. 


All of our groups were provided with the materials they needed to run their own business for the day:


Seymour Road – Keyrings

Holy Trinity – Fridge magnets

St Patricks – Photo frames

Briscoe Lane – Jigsaw puzzles

Abbott – Badges

St Edmunds – Bookmarks

MCPA  - Biscuit decorating

Charlestown – Greetings cards

All Saints – Coasters

St Mary’s – Door hangers

Irk Valley – Snap bracelets


Each group had to demonstrate good teamwork by working together to create their products, design their stall and agree their pricing strategy and marketing plans. After lunch the marketplace was open to some of our Y8 students and our volunteers who were provided with “Urban Crew Dollars” to spend. All teams received high praise from our volunteer mentors.







Enterprise Day

Urban Crew Workshops